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  • Lessons of the Van Jones Affair: Democrats Are Comfortable With Communists, Racists and Anti-Semites

    09/09/2009 4:51:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 54 replies · 1,307+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-9-09 | David Horowitz
    There is no more mystery about Van Jones. He was a passionate defender of cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, a self-satisfied and described "Communist," a supporter of the destruction of the Jewish state, and a promoter of the theory that the Katrina tragedy was a white racist plot, and so forth. That's okay with Democratic chairman Howard Dean, and Obama's Environmental Quality Council head Nancy Sutley. (See Ron Radosh's current blog for chapter and verse, and also the many blogs on Jones at our own This should surprise no one. The recent heads of the black caucus in the House...
  • A Deafening Silence--Why did the press ignore the Van Jones scandal?

    09/09/2009 5:04:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 980+ views
    DC Examiner | Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 09, 2009 | Byron York
    On March 13, 2008, ABC News broke the story that Barack Obama's longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, had made a number of incendiary statements from the pulpit of Obama's church in Chicago. The most inflammatory of those remarks was Wright's notorious "God damn America" sermon. The news set off a media firestorm. "God damn America" was in the papers, magazines, the Internet, television, radio. It was everywhere, except one place: the news pages of America's most powerful newspaper, the New York Times. In the days, weeks, and months following the ABC report, the Times' news pages repeatedly failed to...
  • Van Jones Should Run for Mayor of Oakland (Free Republic, Freepers Mentioned)

    09/08/2009 3:12:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,089+ views
    I had to take a time out to send a little message to my friend Jack Cafferty at CNN. He has a blog post focusing on Van Jones and asking if the White House should have so many czars. SNIP The conservative attack on Jones, a swift-boating and a smearing that left Jones with a new national identity to build from. Yes, he's got to overcome the YouTubing he's gotten and he can do this with, well, new videos. Van's not the radical he was in the past, but you know what, Sean Hannity's not cavorting with the White Supremacist...
  • The Blogger Who Nailed Van Jones

    09/08/2009 3:52:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies · 2,486+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 9-8-09 | Cliff Kincaid - OP/ED
    September 8, 2009The Blogger Who Nailed Van Jones Cliff Kincaid If the Van Jones resignation is blamed on his statements about Republicans and 9/11, a great lesson will have been lost. As we argued in a previous column, “It’s the communism, stupid.” If people don’t recognize the dangers of having a communist in the White House, then the nature of the scandal will not have been understood. Blogger Trevor Loudon of New Zealand broke the story on April 6th and has some thoughts on what happened and where this story is heading.   His main point is that Van...
  • Van Jones: Black, Red, and Green

    09/08/2009 10:36:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 877+ views ^ | September 7, 2009 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    The Van Jones incident boiled to the surface and exploded very suddenly. When I first heard the sound bites and the pundits, I doubted their veracity. I thought to myself, there is no way that this man is a self-confessed communist. I hoped that the brilliant Yale Law School graduate did not really have a racial chip on his shoulder. Unfortunately, as I did just a little research on Van Jones life and times, I quickly discovered I was wrong. Now that he is gone, the average person may think that the controversy should be over. Not so. The ideological...
  • Mixed Reaction Over Van Jones' Resignation ("Progressives" speak out on VJ)

    09/08/2009 1:26:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 895+ views
    The Memphis Flyer ^ | September 8, 2009 | Mary Cashiola
    I really admire Van Jones, Obama's former "green jobs" appointee. Some would say it's maybe even a crush. He wrote "The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems." He also co-founded both the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Green for All. I met him at a Green For All conference held in Memphis several years ago and I was impressed by his vision, his leadership skills, and the way people flock to him. So I was disappointed to see that, after being the victim of a weeks-long smear campaign by Fox News' Glenn...
  • Van Jones, Patriot

    09/08/2009 2:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies · 2,528+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2009 | Eboo Patel
    It makes me sad and a little sick that Van Jones, the White House Green Jobs Czar, was forced to resign after being targeted by a vicious smear campaign. The Obama administration lost a brilliant mind who worked day and night to, as Van would say, "get the greenest solutions to the poorest people". Indeed, Van did as much as anyone to put the concept of the Green Collar Economy on the map, including publishing a best-selling book with that title. More than that, he was one of the nation's most pragmatic environmental visionaries, someone who was always thinking up...
  • Van Jones Resigns. Glenn Beck, Free Republic, Fox News Embarrass Media

    09/06/2009 6:03:14 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 167 replies · 6,719+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Sept. 6-2009 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Once Glenn Beck brought Van Jones to light, the Internet started looking into him. FOX news was the only major media even reporting on Jones. Free Republic and their learned participants added fuel to the fire of knowledge.
  • VIDEO: Howard Dean: Van Jones' Resignation A "Loss For The Country"

    09/06/2009 6:35:40 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 47 replies · 1,636+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 6, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Howard Dean said Van Jones was "brought down" and calls his resignation a "loss for the country." Dean said Van Jones didn't intentionally sign a petition blaming the government for 9/11.
  • Van Jones joins the Center for American Progress

    09/08/2009 7:35:54 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 85 replies · 3,064+ views
    Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country. He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president's agenda. I respect that decision. Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work. Unfortunately, his critics on the right could find no common ground with him. Clearly, Van was the subject of a right-wing smear campaign shrouded in hypocrisy. Van's chief tormentor Glenn Beck, who spent weeks engaged...
  • Most Major News Outlets Largely Ignore Van Jones Controversy[Good morning State Run Media]

    09/08/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies · 1,538+ views ^ | September 07, 2009 |
    Most of the major news outlets, like The New York Times and The Washington Post, ignored the swelling heat surrounding former White House environmental adviser Van Jones and the videos surfacing of his controversial statements. CBS News became the first of the three broadcast networks on Friday to note the controversy, but ABC's "World News" and "NBC Nightly News" again failed to report the story. After Jones' midnight resignation over the weekend, all three networks aired the story on their Sunday evening newscasts. The Washington Post offered its first story on Saturday yet The New York Times' print edition didn't...
  • Van Jones: On the 9/11 Attacks, Not Just a Truther, a Deserver (AmeriKKKa "deserved" attack!)

    09/08/2009 1:37:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies · 4,339+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 7, 2009 (23:49 PM ET) | Tom Blumer
    The "resignation" shortly after midnight on Sunday morning of President Obama's "green jobs czar" Van Jones has generally been seen as a convenient holiday weekend move. By Friday, after White House Secretary Robert Gibbs would only say that he still was a part of the administration, it was obvious that Jones's resignation was only a matter of time. The 9/11 truther and other evidence accumulated by Glenn Beck, Gateway Pundit, and others was simply overwhelming. But it seems to me that it would have been more convenient had the White House waited until early Sunday afternoon to announce Jones's resignation....
  • David Corn: Van Jones and the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Poison (VJ was hood-winked, of course)

    09/08/2009 3:05:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,254+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | September 7, 2009 | David Corn
    For years I have refrained from writing about 9/11 conspiracy theory. But Van Jones' resignation as top green jobs adviser in the Obama administration has compelled me to pick up this battering ram once again. In my column, I've (partly) blamed 9/11 conspiracy theorists for the downfall of Jones. Not that he's not accountable for his own behavior, but the perpetuators of the 9/11 nonsense launched a virus in left circles, and Jones was not savvy enough to keep clear of it. As I huffed: As far as I can tell, the only thing the so-called 9/11 Truth movement...
  • Is Van Jones a quitter?

    09/06/2009 8:06:45 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies · 589+ views
    I'm just curious. Because it wasn't all that long ago that we repeatedly heard again and again and again from biased liberal journalists that Sarah was a quitter. Dude, where's my objectivity?